George A. Farkosh, age 75 of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Born April 23, 1944 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Somerset High School and then served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
George worked as an electrician for 30 years at Lorain Works US Steel, retiring in 1995. Prior to this he worked for Fruehauf Trailer in Lorain.
He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 1104 and AA for over 45 years. George enjoyed hunting, fishing and gambling and he trained race horses for over 30 years.
Surviving is his son, Frank of Amherst; step sons, Bill and Chuck both of Columbia, MO; granddaughter, Cassidy Farkosh; great granddaughters, Natalie and Nova; brothers, Kenneth of Amherst and Dennis of Somerset, PA; sisters, Bernadine Baker of Louisville, KY and Rita Ann Gulish of Amherst.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Barbara (nee Kerr) Farkosh in 2013; a granddaughter, Ashley Farkosh; parents, Andrew and Mary (nee Gonda) Farkosh; and brothers, Paul, John, Carl, Donald, Guy, Francis and James.
A celebration of George’s life will be held on Saturday, January 11th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the VFW Post 6273, 42369 Oberlin Elyria Road in Elyria. The Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain is handling the arrangements.
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